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folks over there. if the republicans are serious about reducing the deficit, we need to get to work. get to work sooner rather than later. what is regular orde order? it means do things the way you're supposed to, by the book, so to speak. so i'm g going to ask that const soon. mr. president, let's talk about sequestration just for a brief timtime. i talked about it yesterday when the senate convened. on sunday the federal aviation administration implemented sequester furloughs that will affect tens of thousands of employees. and by monday, yesterday, travelers were already experiencing delays at airports from coast to coast. according to "the wall street journal," flights to new york airports were delayed more than an hour already because of these furloughs. delays were also reported in los angeles and even baltimore. the f.a.a. has assured us things will get much worse before the end of the busy summer travel season as these arbitrary sequester cuts continue to affect airport staffing levels. what it means is that every two weeks all f.a.a. employees will have to take a day off. at pea
to find a bipartisan way to reduce the deficit. thus far, it hasn't worked. we've reduced the debt by doing a number of different things, some $2.5 trillion worth. we've cooperated in that regard. the deep cuts required though by the sequester have failed to bring the republicans to the negotiating table to find more savings or more revenue. even after both the house and senate passed budget resolutions, the house republican leadership has refused to go to conference to work out our differences. republicans have been telling us for a long time that they wanted regular order. and we come to regular order, they don't want regular order. republicans are afraid to even be seen considering a compromise with democrats. and i speak more strongly that the republicans here in the senate are doing their objection here on going to conference more to protect the house because that applies so much more to the house republicans than it does the republicans over here. the republicans over there are afraid to be even seen considering a compromise with us. because republicans have refused to negoti
limiting further deficits. we have directed after our last board meeting last week that management look at every other option available once we made the vote to not go to the five day delivery on august 5th. we ask that they look at everything else available to us which would be to reopen the labor negotiations, to look at the filing of the rate case and then accelerate if possible thee procsi plants asickly as we can expeditiously deutsch. >> i recognize the ranking member. >> let's not kid ourselves, mr. dodaro. if the congress says will you to do something a certain way and the postmaster came back and said no i'm doing it my way the postmaster would catch hell i'm telling you everybody appear knows that and everybody knows that. so he was caught in a hell of a bond. and i want to go back to something that mr. bilbray said in his testimony so we can be very clear so i quote from his trends could and he said what me tell you this is a tough job we have to deal with a lot of bureaucracy in the administration the regulatory commission and congress and they are all our bosses and they tr
aancedproach to deficit reduction and strengthen the middle class. as i said, last week our focus in the next little while will be on guns and budget, talked about budget. i will be joined by my colleague, congressman mike thompson of california. congressman thompson is a vietnam vet, a wounded vietnam vet. he is a gun owner, hunter. is the head of our task force on gun violence prevention, and he is a co-author of the bipartisan bill in the house with peter king. to put forth a manchin-toomey compromise that failed, so sadly, in the senate last night. we are so disappointed. our sorrow was expressed so appropriately by president obama last night that i invited mike to join us here to tell you where we go from here and to answer the question that people are saying what can we do to change this. mike, would you speak -- thank you for your leadership. >> thank you, leader pelosi. it's a pleasure and honor to join you, to talk about and to answer any questions that you guys may have on gun violence prevention. -manchin amendment that failefailed last night, as i thk everybody knows. it was every
forward a comprehensive balanced approach to deficit reduction to eliminate the sequester, but this is congress' responsibility. it needs to take action. >> there is a couple of bipartisan group of senators making proposals. senators says the administration has the right to prioritize spending, and the senator suggesting the furloughs are postponed to give congress another chance to revisit sequesteration, other senators, republican and democrat, asking the transportation secretary and head of the faa if they might be able toe move money around. what's your response? >> well, a couple things. one, i think the fact that various lawmakers suggest remedies confirms what i said, which is only taking action to the result of the sequester that republicans insisted take place, but let's be clear about the faa cannot take because of the way the budgets are structured and the way the law imposing the sequester is written. they are required by law to cut about 1 billion dollars between now and end of the september. that's 637 million from the faa. the faa initiated a series of cost
. that means we're using deficit and regaining increasing competitiveness. becae a lo member states underestimated in the first years of the common currency that the pressure on competitiveness in the common currency resulted possibility of devaluation. it's huge. and if you don't improve your competitiveness, you will get major problems. it has happened in -- you will not feel it in the first years, but it will happen. and it did. therefore, we always have to -- [inaudible] member states, oblige member states to stick to european rules in, of course, a balanced way to enhance their competitiveness by structure reforms, and then we can, we have built a european mechanism through different systems to buy time until they regain access to financial markets. this worked in ireland, in portugal. in fact, in the last year we increase, by the way. i think it will work in cyprus as well. and if you look at the -- [inaudible] we have halved the national deficits in the eurozone in the last three years. delivering our commitment, by the way. we have halfved the difference in the -- halved the
. thank you for reminding me again. look, economics are fiscal situation, the deficit, the budget, are all threats to the security. there's a lot of physical seen and unseen threats out there that perhaps are different even from when admiral mullen made that comment. i align myself with the economic piece of it. there are just groups out there that threaten us. ? 0. >> thank you. it is important for us, i think to remember the president's budget despite proposing significant tax increases would still contemplate adding $12.db $2.5 trillion head by the total public. .. >> future years covered by the budget control act. will we continue to see budget that is ignore provisions, ignore the sequester provisions? can you expect budgets like that to be sent to congress that don't reflect the law? secretary hagel? >> the fy15 budget we'll present
-called grand bargain we could devise a balance deficit reduction package for one year that avoids sequestration in fy 2014. we simply cannot continue to ignore the effect of sequestration. sequestration will have a major impact on military personnel. though the pay of military personnel has been exempted, the sequester would reduce military readiness in the services for the troops including schools for military children, family support programs and transition assistance programs and mental health and other counseling programs. the president's budget request continues a major drawdown of active duty and reserve strength. we have in recent years given the department numinous force shaping authorities to allow it to reduce its strength in a responsible way ensuring that the services maintain the proper force mix and avoiding grade and occupational disparities, all of which have long term affect. if sequestration continues, the result would be ore pripitous foe structe that is ou of t the requirements of our defense strategy. sequestration has already affected military readiness. we have heard test
-inflicted wounds without adding one penny to the deficit. we've provided money, the money is there, we haven't spent it, we don't need to. we can use the savings from wrapping up two wars to avoid the full brunt of the sequester's arbitrary cuts. the congressional budget office said that would score; that money is available, it is money we could use. funding for the operation in ir a afgan has in alled overseas contin yeype account. since the worst of the seq cuts are creating an emergency situation, we should consider using thighs funds to offset their impact. these really are emergencies and we should do it. i am not proposing we use them to offset the entire sequester but congress has the power to avert the most painful sequester cuts using these mexico. 28 republicans in the senate and 174 republicans in the house would impose these sequester haphazard cuts. if those same republicans work with democrats, we could act to protect families and businesses and ensure our national defense and save millions of americans hours waiting at the airport. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presi
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